Tallinn targets free public transportation

  • 2012-01-12
  • TBT Staff

TALLINN- The Tallinn city government announced that it has set an aim of offering free public transport to the city’s residents starting in 2013, LETA/National Broadcasting reports.

It is estimated that this would mean around 20 million euros of extra funding for public transport that the city intends to compensate for from revenues that the merger of Tallinn’s transport companies, Tallinn Tram and Trolleybus Company and Tallinn Bus Company will yield, and from resources that so far were channeled to developing the city’s sewage and waterworks systems.

Mayor Edgar Savisaar said that, thus, several aims would be fulfilled: car use, traffic jams and traffic accidents would decrease and free public transport would improve the ability of poorer people to use it too.